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Latino Daily News

Tuesday December 6, 2011

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Turning 35

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Turning 35

Photo: CHCI Celebrates 35 Years

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol Building.  The program will feature CHCI/CHC Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez, Senator Robert Menendez (NJ), former CHCI/CHC Chairs Reps. José Serrano (NY) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA), and other special guests.

In December 1976, five visionary Hispanic members of Congress formed the CHC to combat the lack of Latinos working on Capitol Hill and in public service.  A year later, members of the CHC organized the first Hispanic Heritage Month awards gala that helped establish CHCI on the promise of education, opportunity, and leadership. 

On December 7, CHCI will salute and celebrate its founders and all members of the CHC for their ongoing dedication to public service over the past 35 years and their commitment to securing a bright future for next generations to thrive.